For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se].

Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments:

[launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as Launchpad

[launchpad#bugnum] goes to https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/bugnum and shows as Bug #bugnum

[forums] goes to http://ubuntuforums.org/ and sows as Ubuntu Forums

[discourse] goes to http://discourse.ubuntu.com and shows as Ubuntu Discourse

[paste] or [pastebinit] goes to http://paste.ubuntu.com and shows as Ubuntu Pastebin

[install-d] goes to http://ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop and shows as Install Ubuntu Desktop

[install-s] goes to http://ubuntu.com/download/server/install-ubuntu-server and shows as Install Ubuntu Server

ppa:peterlevi/ppa goes to https://launchpad.net/~peterlevi and shows as ppa:peterlevi/ppa

  • Example: Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow, typed as [ubuntu.se] and [se] and [so]
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 12:11
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    I didn't even know these things existed... (n.b. it would be great ot have thing that could automatically link to PPAs to their page on launchpad)
    – Wilf
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 12:22
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    So it would detect ppa:peterlevi/ppa and make it link to https://launchpad.net/~peterlevi?
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 12:39
  • "[launchpad] is cool" would show as "launchpad is cool" without having to type the (launchpad.net) part
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 12:40
  • It's possible, but the SE developers would have to implement it. I can see them doing a few special ones for us, but not too many. Just my opinion.
    – Seth
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 18:11
  • I could have sworn that pad.lv was available as a shortener for linking to Launchpad that requires no special action for use. For example, http://pad.lv/ppa/skellat/tests gives the same expanded output as ppa:skellat/tests. Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 0:35
  • @Stephen Still longer to type by guite a bit...
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 7:46
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    I think [download], [install] and [paste] are a bit of an overkill. How much do those get used comments for that exact meaning? And what would happen if someone wrote something like the following: [download](http://some.link/to/download/some/application/) or if that gets taken care of, missing something in the markup like: [download]http://some.link/to/download/some/application/) would make the download point to Ubuntu which makes it worse. My point is that those are too generic and can mean a lot of things to be used as quick links.
    – Dan
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 10:16
  • It could be changed but i do use paste a lot
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 12:47
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    Why should [download] go to the desktop version? Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 21:12
  • @Cijco Because most people are asking about it. Remember you could go to server with the actual link. Very few questions are actually asking how to install it, the questions are post install.
    – Tim
    Commented Aug 10, 2014 at 7:08


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